All that I can gather from Windows help files is that everything I put
in the Public folder is readily accessible by all users of my PC (there
is no network here so I'm only concerned with local users). However, we
have two users and only one of them, me, can access the contents of the
We started with just one user, with Admin rights, and all our photos
were contained within the folders of that user. Sometime later I
created a second user for my daughter, who is just a standard user. To
ensure she could continue to see our photos, I moved them to the
Pictures folder within the Public folder. Now, when she's logged on (no
log in password incidentally) she can use Explorer to open the Public
folder, and all the subsequent sub-folders, but when she gets to the
files she only sees blank thumbnail icons and if she double-clicks a
file it says she doesn't have permission to view them!
If she tries to open my user folder she immediately gets a messagebox
saying she doesn't have permission to open the folder and must get a
password to do so.
So, in the one sense the Public folder is public because she can open
it, but in another sense it isn't because she can't access any of the
files in it.
If I look at the properties of any of the Public folders or files, her
user name does not appear in the list of users or groups. For that
matter, on some occasions nor does mine! Instead there is a list of odd
words such as BATCH, INTERACTIVE, and other things irrelevant to people
such as myself.
I can't find any help anywhere that would explain why a folder that is
supposed to be Public clearly isn't and what to do about it.
Hope you can help.